A victim may directly approach a police patrol or police station to report his/her situation. Other organizations may and have referred large numbers of victims to law enforcement agencies throughout the world. Many of these referrals have come from NGOs, often those with a specific anti-human trafficking remit.
In cases of trafficking in persons for sexual exploitation, “client rescues” have been seen. An example of a client rescue is where a man pays for sex with a woman and she tells him she has been trafficked. The client may take the woman with him to the police or other agency or leave by himself and report the matter.
Other members of the public who are not clients have also “rescued” victims and brought them to the attention of the police or other agencies.